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      Large aneurysm of left coronary sinus of Valsalva presenting with effort-related ventricular fibrillation.

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          Abstract

          Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are very rare and are often asymptomatic. Clinical manifestations depend on associated complications, most commonly rupture or dissection. We describe the unusual case of a 46-year old presenting with exercise-induced ventricular fibrillation due to extrinsic compression of the left coronary artery. We also describe the surgical correction by valve-sparing aortic root replacement.

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          Journal
          Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg
          Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
          Oxford University Press (OUP)
          1569-9285
          1569-9285
          Feb 2013
          : 16
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. ffalconieri@hotmail.com
          Article
          ivs429
          10.1093/icvts/ivs429
          3548520
          23143206

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